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Officials in India reported that an Irish woman had fled the hospital in the eastern state of Odisha.

Officials in India reported that an Irish woman had fled the hospital in the eastern state of Odisha.

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Officials in India reported that an Irish woman had fled the hospital in the eastern state of Odisha.

An Irish patient who is suspected of having the coronavirus and was reported to have fled from the isolation ward of an Indian government hospital, has been found in a nearby hotel.

Officials in India reported yesterday that an Irish woman, along with another person she was travelling with, had fled the hospital in the eastern state of Odisha.

However, the woman has since been found in a hotel in state capital Bhubaneswar.

The Irish national was screened at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, yesterday, showing flu-like symptoms.

The woman was then taken to the city's Capital Hospital, just over 1.5km from the airport.

Isolation

From there she was referred to the isolation ward of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, along with another person, an emergency officer of the hospital reported.

Before her whereabouts were established, Indian officials said that the patient would be reported to police in the region. One official said: "It's not yet clear how both of them escaped."

The Department of Foreign Affairs told the Herald that they have not yet received any report of the incident.